Described as an inspiration to inspired performance, this Stratford model is Guild craftsmanship at its best. It has the famous Guild extra-slim, fast-action 3-peice hard maple neck, with the celebrated Guild adjusto truss rod. Its exquisite rosewood fingerboard is enriched by ivorid binding and set off by eight mother-of-peal postion markers, Carved top is of close grained spruce, sides and back of select hard maple. Triple contrast binding on front and back. Ivoroid-bound "F" holes and gold plated metal trimmings complete the picture of beauty.
(Source: 1956 Guild Catalog)